This one week Safari is a delightful journey for travelers with limited time away from home yet who desire an in-depth safari experience. Devoted exclusively to Kenya, exactly a week we touch upon nearly all of the region’s highlights, experiencing exceptional wildlife throughout. In addition, with short distance driving time from one park to the other to expedite travel between locations and maximize time in each game park. The breadth and scope of This Safari encompass everything for which Kenya is famous—the magnificent scenery, the breathtaking wildlife, the excitement and adventure—all in a time-frame that suits your needs.
This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game run. The Mara Game Reserve-one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles. Overnight at Mara Sidai Camp or Enchoro Camp.
The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. During our stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Overnight at Mara Sidai Tented Camp or Enchoro Camp.
We are in Africa of our dreams, the Masai Mara in Kenya. We spend another exciting day here, giving us the luxury of time to appreciate the region’s rich wildlife by game drive or even an optional Hot-Air Balloon. Zebra, wildebeest, topi and hippos are common, as are leopards, lions and cheetahs. Overnight at Mara Sidai Camp or Enchoro Camp.
Our destination is Taphe Resort, Naivasha. We arrive in time for lunch at our lodge by the lake and early afternoon, we take an optional boat ride. Alternatively, a nature walk at Crescent Island is an excellent way to see wild animals while on foot. The Island is a private game sanctuary, which is home to zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, Vervet monkeys, hares, genet cats, waterbuck and giraffe. Alternatively, you may wish to lounge by the pool admiring the view of zebras, Giraffes and waterbuck just outside the fence. Overnight at Taphe Resort.
This morning we depart by road through the scenic Athi Plains and into the bush country of Amboseli National Park, home to the legendary Masai tribesmen and famous for huge herds of Elephant. Lunch en-route. Upon arrival we conduct a game drive before arriving to our lodge/camp. In addition to elephant, antelope, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and the rare and elusive Leopard, nearly every vista within the Park is framed by majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Dinner and overnight at either Kimana Camp or Kibo Slopes Camp.
Rising early for good views of Mount Kilimanjaro before clouds build up over the summit, we set off for another stimulating game drive. Amboseli is an excellent place to view a multitude of wildlife, including everything from Wildebeest to Giraffes to Baboons. Optional visit to a Masai village is planned after breakfast. Masai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. A visit reveals the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Midday finds us at our lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, followed by another extensive game drive. Dinner and overnight at either Kimana Camp or Kibo Slopes Camp.
After breakfast in the morning we depart by road to Nairobi. Transfer to your hotel or connect with one of our other exciting safari packages. Your choice of – the exotic Samburu Game Reserve, perhaps climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro, or relax on the clean white sandy beaches of Mombasa Island along the warm Indian Ocean, are some of the wonderful options available. You can also choose to visit a children’s orphanage, explore the shops or simply relax before your departure tonight.